What makes the Aft balcony cabins so special. in Carnival Cruise Lines Posted August 30, 2019 I cruise in 9 days, and it will be my 4th aft facing balcony. The view is amazing, and yes, there is less foot traffic. Additionally, the balconies are usually bigger (deeper) than balconies on the sides of the ship. There is more room to sit and lounge. We had an aft balcony in the Havana area on Vista last year. The balcony was HUGE. We stacked the deck furniture up and had at least 15 people comfortably out there for sail-away.